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The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 3rd October, 2018

The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 3rd October, 2018 The Wire with Lisa: Wednesday 3rd October, 2018, 108.69 MB
Wed 3 Oct 2018

Lisa fills in for Lillian this week who is on holiday in Sydney!

We talk to Professor Allan Blackman on all things Nobel Prize as awards are announced during the week, 

From NZ First, Clayton Mitchell talks to Harry about his controversial proposal to have migrants adhere to so-called “core New Zealand values”.

Ella speaks to Sam Huggard from the Council of Trade Union about their upcoming roundtable on a Just Transition to a zero emissions economy

And finally Lisa speaks to the President of the Post Primary Teachers’ Association Jack Boyle, about their rejection of the government’s offer.  

The Post Primary Teachers' Association on the government's offer and industrial action: October 3rd, 2018

The Post Primary Teachers' Association on the government's offer and industrial action: October 3rd, 2018 The Post Primary Teachers' Association on the government's offer and industrial action: October 3rd, 2018, 9.92 MB
Wed 3 Oct 2018

The Post Primary Teachers' Association has rejected an offer from the government to, amongst other things, increase the pay of secondary teachers by roughly 9% over three years. Some delegates, who voted against the offer, have called it "insulting". 

On the other side, Ministry for Education Christ Hipkins considers the union's claim of a 15% pay rise to be "out of the ballpark". 

While the negotiations are still underway, the shortage of teachers and their increasing workload is destabilising a vital profession. 

Host Lisa Boudet talks to the union's president, Jack Boyle, about the current and looming challenges the secondary teaching field faces. 

Social Support Campaign: October 2 2018

Social Support Campaign: October 2 2018 Social Support Campaign: October 2 2018, 16.89 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

This week Ben talks to Marama Davidson about a new social support campaign aimed at helping beneficiaries and reducing child poverty in New Zealand. 

International News with Conor: October 2nd, 2018

International News with Conor: October 2nd, 2018 International News with Conor: October 2nd, 2018, 14.66 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

This week, Conor talks about the recent earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. We talk about where the island is, who lives there, how it makes its money and why Indonesia's disaster recovery process is not fulfilling the needs of survivors

Tuvalu Language Week: 2nd October 2018

Tuvalu Language Week: 2nd October 2018 Tuvalu Language Week: 2nd October 2018, 7.28 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

This week is the Tuvalu Language Week and the theme this year is “Tuvalu faka’na ki te atua.  Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa” (Tuvalu. Trust in God. Nurture your cultural values and heritage. Serve Aotearoa).  Justin talked to Sagaa Malua, the secretary for the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust about it. But first, we talked about Tuvaluans in New Zealand.

Green Desk: 2nd October 2018

Green Desk: 2nd October 2018 Green Desk: 2nd October 2018, 11.39 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

This week on the Green Desk, Jack talks with Forest and Bird’s Northland Forests Advocate Dean Baigent-Mercer.

Kavanaugh and MeToo: October 2 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: October 2 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: October 2 2018, 21.63 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

The FBI’s investigation of sexual assault allegations laid against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has begun, and will continue until the end of this week. Mary-Margaret spoke to political commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of paying attention to attacks that take place during people’s high school experiences. We do not detail assault in this story, but we do bring into question the rhetoric of victim blaming, so as a warning: to anyone who may find that language distressing - it is explicitly referenced at one point.

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: 2nd of October 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: 2nd of October 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: 2nd of October 2018, 120.89 MB
Tue 2 Oct 2018

The Green Party launched a social support campaign on Sunday, and Ben is talking to co-leader Marama Davidson about what this entails.

In America, the FBI has until Friday to investigate Dr Christine Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - Mary-Margaret talks to commentator Tracey Barnett about the importance of MeToo extending to cases that happened in high school.

An earthquake hit Indonesia yesterday and Conor is giving us a report on the situation.

It’s Tuvalu Language Week and Justin is speaking to Sagaan Malua, the Secretary of the Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust

And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we have a chat with Forest and Bird about saving Russell State Forest.

A Māori Approach to State Care w/ Andrew Becroft: October 1, 2018

A Māori Approach to State Care w/ Andrew Becroft: October 1, 2018 A Māori Approach to State Care w/ Andrew Becroft: October 1, 2018, 12.01 MB
Mon 1 Oct 2018

The Office of the Children's Commissioner released a report today calling for changes to the state care and youth justice systems. Jemima spoke to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about why he wants to phase out youth justice residences and replace them with community group homes that align well with a kaupapa Māori approach. 

The Wire with Jemima: October 1, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: October 1, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: October 1, 2018, 104.34 MB
Mon 1 Oct 2018

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about the party's campaign to overhaul the welfare system. We have our regular segment with the Southern Cross where we discuss President Rodrigo Duterte killing people in the Philippines, an Air Nuigini plane crash and the assault and arrest of Papuan students. Damian speaks to James Ireland from Auckland Transport and Dr Nikki Jackson from Alcohol Healthwatch about AT removing all alcohol advertising from their services and facilities. Jemima talks to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about his call to phase out youth justice residences and replace them with community group homes in line with kaupapa Māori. Finally, we have a follow up report from Oscar about the opening of Samoa House Library.